Executive Board
Apostolic Archives International








Meet the Executive Board of Advisors

The Executive Board of Advisors are the spiritual overseers of the Apostolic Archives International Inc. Each member is part of the international communiy of Classical Pentecostalism.


Executive Board of Advisors



Dr. Gary W. Garrett resides in Joplin, Missouri. Gary founded the Apostolic Archives International in 1999. Dr. Garrett serves as an ambassador for the preservation of modern Pentecostalism. His travels take him throughout the regions of North America, connecting generations through lectures and historical presentations of vintage Pentecostal history. Dr. Garrett is the recipiant of the Doctor of Religious Research in Church History.




Reverend Nathaniel Paul Urshan resides in Indianapolis, Indiana. Nathaniel serves on the Executive Avisory Board of the Apostolic Archives International, and the Ethics Committee for the Pentecostal Hall of Fame. He is the grandson of Pioneer Evangelist, Reverend A.D. Urshan, and son of the late Bishop N.A. Urshan, who served 23 years as the General Superintendant for the UPCI in St. Louis, Missouri. Nathaniel's knowledge of modern Pentecostal history gives the Apostolic Archives International substantial credibility in its quest for excellence.




Dr. Bernie Wade Sr. resides in Bedford, Kentucky. He is the former Presiding Bishop of the International Circle of Faith organization. Bernie is also the former Chancellor of ICOF Colleges and Seminaries. He is a member of the Executive Board of Advisors for the Apostolic Archives International. He also serves on the Ethics Committee for the Pentecostal Hall of Fame.                     




Bishop James A. Johnson is an honorary advisor of the Apostolic Archives International. James is the former Presiding Bishop of the Pentecostal Assemblies of the World. He is an Author, and Senior Pastor of Bethesda Temple in St. Louis, Missouri. James serves on the Board of Directors for the Urshan Graduate School of Theology in St. Louis, Mo.




Reverend Mark Grisham resides in Houston, Texas, and serves on the Executive Avisory Board of the Apostolic Archives International, and the Ethics Committee for the Pentecostal Hall of Fame. Mark is a former Instructor at Jackson College of Ministry in Jackson, Mississippi. He has ministered in 50 countries, and served under the leadership of Bishop Tommy Craft and Bishop James L. Kilgore. Mark has pastored in Houston, Texas, and served as assistant pastor in Jackson, Mississippi. Mark's association with such Apostolic organizations as: The Pentecostal Assemblies of the World; The Pentecostal Churches of the Apostolic Faith; The United Pentecostal Church International; The Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ, and others, endears him to the many historical programs associated with the Apostolic Archives International.



Dr. Talmadge L. French serves on the Excecutive Advisory Board of the Apostolic Archives International. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Ancient Language (Greek) and a Master of Arts degree in New Testament Theology, and a Ph.D from the University of Birmingham, England.




Dr. Lamonte McNeese resides in Clarksville, Tennessee, where he is the founder and chancellor of Apostolic Bible College. He has over 25 years of pastoral experience, coupled with 3 earned degrees, BBS, MBS, and A Doctor of Philosophy in Theology (Ph.D). McNeese is the Historian for the First Apostolic Council of Kentucky & Tennessee (PAW). He is the author of 5 books and holds memberships in a number of national ministerial organizations, to include the American Association of Christian Counselors, and the Apostolic Historians Association. As founder and CEO of L. McNeese Ministries, Dr. McNeese is the overseer of 6 non-profit community service agencies. Dr. McNeese serves on the Executive Advisory Board of the Apostolic Archives International, and the Nominating Committee for the Apostolic Ministerial Hall of Fame.

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